Midnight In The Desert — mountains

Tue Nov 24 - Alan Arnette - Everest & K2 Climber

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Tue Nov 24 - Alan Arnette - Everest & K2 Climber

Website: www.alanarnette.com Alan is a world-acclaimed mountain climber, professional speaker and Alzheimer’s Advocate. Alan began climbing at age 38 and has climbed on some of the world’s highest peaks including summiting Mt. Everest at age 54. In 2011, he climbed the highest mountain on each of the 7 continents in under a year. On his 58th birthday this year, 2014, he summited K2, the world’s hardest mountain, setting an American record. All of this is a surprise to his friends and family in Memphis where he was born. He was on Everest when the 2015 earthquake hit creating massive destruction...

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Zanskar avalanche [video]

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Zanskar avalanche [video]

The largest avalanche off the north face of Z1 in the Zanskar, seen from base camp. Thanks to the MEC expedition support program for funding this trip. Check out my instagram @tmaav for more photos from the expedition.

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Alien Worlds Might Be Covered in Enormous Mountains

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Alien Worlds Might Be Covered in Enormous Mountains

Fourteen miles outside Aspen, as the rental car flies, there are two hump-backed mountains measuring more than 14,000 feet each. They can be seen from a small neighboring valley, from the shores of a shallow lake, whose smooth waters carry an inverted image of the snow-striped peaks. Called the Maroon Bells, for the way they light up red at dawn, the pair are said to be the most-photographed in Colorado, a state with no shortage of sublime scenery. Yesterday, I made the pilgrimage to see the Maroon Bells with Lisa Kaltenegger, a professor of astronomy at Cornell. Earlier in the...

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UFOs over Mt. Fuji

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UFOs over Mt. Fuji

Last week I mentioned strange lights or fire around the base of Mt. Fuji. Last night they were big enough (or close enough, hard to say) that I got some moderately ok pictures with my iPhone. In one picture they look different, because one light faded out, and a new one started. Also is a shot of Mt. Fuji in the day so you can tell where the mountain is in relationship to the fireballs, as well as a cool sunset I said I'd send you. -- swordmasterharuka

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Rare Phenomenon Spotted on Mount Rainier

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Rare Phenomenon Spotted on Mount Rainier

With clouds rolling in and visibility decreasing, Radka Chapin and her fellow hikers decided it was time to end their excursion on the Tamanos Mountain in Washington's Mount Rainier National Park. They were on their way down from the summit when they came across something that stopped them in their tracks: A rare optical illusion known as the Brocken spectre. "Well, we’re definitely not leaving now!" Chapin wrote in her report on the discussion forum nwhikers.net. "Over the next few hours, the 'spectre' would show for brief moments before it disappeared with moving clouds." Several hours later, the hikers continued...

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